Dutch Sporting Associations

Where to go and who to call when you want to take up an organised sport in the Netherlands. Includes football (soccer), tennis, hockey, cricket, gymnastics, volleyball and watersports...

 

American Football: American Football Bond Nederlands (AFBN) (Dutch American Football Federation) is the national governing body for American Football in the Netherlands. Established in 2001.

Badminton: Nederlands (BN) (Dutch Badminton Association) is the national governing body for badminton in the Netherlands. Established in 1931.

Baseball: Koninklijke Nederlandse Baseball en Softbal Bond (KNBSB) (Royal Dutch Baseball Association) is the national governing body for baseball and softball in the Netherlands. Established in 1912.

Basketball: Nederlandse Basketball Bond (NBB) (Dutch Basketball Federation) is the national governing body for basketball in the Netherlands. Established in 1947.

Boxing: Nederlandse Boks Bond (BoksBond) (Dutch Boxing Federation) is the national governing body for boxing in the Netherlands. Established in 1911.

Cricket: Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB) (Royal Dutch Cricket Association) is the national governing body for cricket in the Netherlands. Established in 1883.

Cycling: Koninklijke Nederlandse Wieler Unie (KNWU) (Royal Dutch Cycling Union) is the national governing body for cycling in the Netherlands. Established in 1928.

Equestrian: Koninklijke Nederlandse Hippisch Sportsbond (KNHS) (Royal Dutch Equestrian Association) is the national governing body for equestrian activities in the Netherlands. Established in 2002.

Field Hockey: Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond (KNHB) (Dutch Field Hockey Association) is the national governing body for field hockey in the Netherlands. Established in 1898.

Football (Soccer): Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond (KNVB) (Royal Dutch Football Association) is the national governing body and sports bond for football (soccer) in the Netherlands. Established in 1889.

Golf: Koninklijke Nederlandse Golf Federatie (KNGF) (Royal Dutch Golf Federation) is the national governing body for golf in the Netherlands, established in 1914.

Gymnastics: Koninklijke Nederlandse Gymnastiek Unie (KNGU) (Royal Dutch Gymnastics Union) is the national governing body for gymnastics in the Netherlands. Established in 1999.

Handball: Nederlandse Handbal Verbond (NHV) (Dutch Handball Federation) is the national governing body for handball in the Netherlands. Established in 1935.

Korfball: Koninklijke Nederlandse Korfbal Verbond (KNKV) (Royal Dutch Korfball Association) is the governing body for Korfball in the Netherlands. Established in 1903.

Rowing: Koninklijke Nederlandse Roeibond (KNRB) (Royal Dutch Rowing Association) is the national governing body for rowing in the Netherlands. Established in 1917.

Rugby: Nederlandse Rugby Bond (NRB) (Dutch Rugby Union) is the national governing body for rugby in the Netherlands. Established in 1932.

Skating (Ice): Koninklijke Nederlandse Schaatsen Bond (KNSB) (Royal Dutch Skating Federation) is the national governing body for ice skating, figure skating, speed skating and in-line skating in the Netherlands. Established in 1882.

Squash: Squash Bond Nederlands (SBN) (Dutch Squash Association) is the national sports body for squash in the Netherlands. Established in 1938.

Swimming: Koninklijke Nederlandse Zwem Bond (KNZB) (Royal Dutch Swimming Association) is the national sports bond organization over swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming in the Netherlands. Established in 1888.

Tennis: Koninklijke Nederlandse Lawn Tennis Bond (KNLTB) (Royal Dutch Tennis Association) is the national sports bond organisation for tennis in the Netherlands. Established in 1899.

Volleyball: Nederlandse Volleybal Bond (NVB) (Dutch Volleyball Federation) is the national governing body for volleyball in the Netherlands. Established in 1947.

Watersports: Koninklijke Nederlandse Watersportbond (KNWB) (Royal Dutch Watersports Association) is the national organisation which oversees such sports as sailing, motor boating, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing. Established in 1890.

Further Information

Full information on all sporting bodies and associations in the Netherlands can be found on Sport.nl site. The site includes a handy sport-finder tool (in Dutch)